CD Preview: Multi-part motets for home devotions showcase lost Tudor and Jacobean gems


On Valentine’s Day, English early-music vocal ensemble Stile Antico and Fretwork release a new album on Harmonia Mundi of neglected music for domestic devotions from the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Here is a beautiful introduction, featuring “When David Heard” by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656):

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